By Mohammed Baba Busu
The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar says ensuring the security of the lives and property of Nigerians is everybody’s business.
The Etsu Nupe spoke at his palace in Bida, on Wednesday when the newly deployed Commissioner of Police to Niger State, Mr Monday Bala-Kuryas, paid him a courtesy call.
Abubakar, who is also the Chairman, Niger State Council Tradional Rulers added that the Police and other security agencies required the support of the citizens.
This support , Alhaji Abubakar stated was required to enable them to diligently combat the myriad of security challenges facing the country.
He further lauded the security agencies for doing their best in the face of the acute paucity of manpower , logistics and equipment.
The monarch said that the District and Village Heads in the Emirate were forging sustainable synergies with the security agencies.
“They are routinely passing credible intelligence information which is also being sent to the appropriate authorities.
“The right actions are always taken and most of the crimes are nipped in the bud.
“I am assuring that this level of support would be sustained, as without peace and security the nation cannot develop,” Abubakar, averred.
Speaking earlier, Bala-Kuryas urged the people of the state to continue giving useful information to the police, to sustain the fight against crimes and criminality.
He commended the Etsu Nupe for the relative peace being enjoyed in his domain,saying, “the emirate is the most peaceful in the state.”
He promised to make the Emirate to become more peaceful and called for cooperation of traditional institutions to fight crimes and criminality.
The CP told the emir that he was at his palace to seek royal blessing from him, adding that the police would not underscored the role of traditional institutions in complementing the effort of security operatives in checkmating criminal activities.
He said that the role of traditional institutions in sustaining peace and unity in the country could not be under-emphasised and noted that the police force will not relent in partnering the institution.